put oneself in someone's shoes

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To try to look at a situation from a different point of view; as if one were the other person. To empathise.
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If you could just put yourself in his shoes for a moment, perhaps you would understand why it is not as easy as you seem to think.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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    Alex
    US English
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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